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Comparing Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon Platforms: Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 625

With the increase in the adoption of various embedded applications, smartphones, and connected devices, Qualcomm has launched multiple variants of its Snapdragon platforms such as 625, 660 and 835 to address diverse compute and performance needs across different verticals. Cost-effectiveness and high-quality features are the goals of these Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms.

Understanding Capabilities of Snapdragon 660, 625 and 835 Series Platforms

Qualcomm Technologies is providing features in their Snapdragon 600 series platform that were previously only found in the 800 series, including the Qualcomm Spectra camera ISP, Qualcomm Kryo CPU, and Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX). The Snapdragon™ 625 and 660 mobile platforms are based on leading-edge 14nm technology to power premium experiences. With features like support for full HD+ (1080p), integrated X9 LTE, and Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506 PC-class graphics, the Snapdragon 625 is designed to provide fast connectivity, vibrant displays, and performance that is both powerful and efficient.

Snapdragon 660 platforms are engineered to deliver improved battery life, performance with the support of superior connections. Designed to support a leap in performance for advanced photography and enhanced gaming along with the building blocks for artificial intelligence, this platform is ideal for portable multimedia devices, gaming, and mobile.

Snapdragon 835 mobile platform supports fast streaming of video and audio to alternate reality exploration and machine learning capabilities along with robust processing strength, groundbreaking battery efficiency and superior connectivity that helps in bringing innovative user experiences to life. This platform is ideal for VR/AR (Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality) applications, leveraging cutting-edge camera capabilities and Gigabit Class download speeds.

Comparison: Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 625

Features Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 660 Snapdragon 625
Package 10nm 14nm 14nm LPP, BGA + POP
Processor Quad-core Kryo™ 280 CPU  at 2.45GHz, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology Qualcomm® Kryo™ 260 CPU at 2.2 GHz, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology Octa-core, ARM Cortex at 2.0 GHz QDS, Qualcomm All-ways Aware™ Technology
Memory LPDDR4 4X
UFS2.1 Gear3 2L, SD 3.0
LPDDR4, dual channel
SD 3.0 (SDCC), eMMC 5.1
Display Display: 2560×1600
Max. Ext. Display: 4K
Quad HD 2560×1600 + WQXGA + Up to 4K external display support + DisplayPort and USB Type-C support 1080p Full HD, 1900×1200, WUXGA,
Display: UI FPS – 60 FPS
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + HS Bluetooth 5.0 BT 4.1 and BLE
WLAN Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi integrated 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO; 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 802.11ac
USB 1x USB 3.1 Type C,
1x USB 2.0 micro-B
USB 3.1 1x USB 3.0
Graphics Adreno 540 GPU OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 Full Adreno 512 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 full Adreno 506
OpenGL ES 3.1+
Qualcomm Spectra™ Camera 16 MP dual camera
32 MP single camera
2X Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 image sensor proc.
24MP single camera 16MP dual camera
2X Qualcomm Spectra™ 160 ISP
Supports up to 24 MP Camera
2x Image Sensor Processors

To summarize, Qualcomm Snapdragon platform series offer a wide variety of power-efficient and high-performance processors that are targeted for different embedded applications. eInfochips, as a Qualcomm Snapdragon Licensee, has access to all the latest Embedded platforms through which, we have enabled multiple niche technology products like entertainment eyewear, biking wearable computer, AR / VR displays and more.

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Aarohi Desai

Aarohi Desai is a Product and Practice Marketing Manager at eInfochips. She holds a Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and was working with NVIDIA in Silicon Valley before joining eInfochips. Leveraging her technology domain and experience, she is now focusing on enabling embedded solutions based on Qualcomm Snapdragon Platforms at eInfochips.

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